2015 North & East Texas Press Association Scholarship Recipients


The North & East Texas Press Association Scholastic Scholarship is being awarded to Demi Manlandro, a student at Heritage High School in McKinney.  This scholastic-journalist has contributed to the Tiger Pause Newspaper, The Tribute Yearbook and the online publication Pack Page.  She is ranked 19th in a class of 446 and has a GPA of 5.047 on a 6.0 scale.
“Demi Manlandro is a leader among her peers, and all students respect her as a role model. Her drive and maturity are without a doubt in the top 10 percent of students I have worked with… What is special about Demi is all her work on her grades and service hours is not for show and a resume. She genuinely cares about the world around her and she has intent of doing her part to make it a better place.”
~Rebecca Pollard, Heritage High School Yearbook Adviser


Anna Herod, a freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos is the NETPA Collegiate Scholarship recipient. Her college GPA stands at a solid 3.53.
In addition to vast experience in high school and collegiate publications, she has worked extensively in community journalism including the Burleson Star, Crowley Star, Cleburne Star and Joshua Star.
“I have rarely worked with a more driven, punctual and purposed student, and I offer this as a ringing endorsement for Anna Herod.”
~Brian Porter, Editor, Star Group Media